Fall 2022 Production:
The Thanksgiving Play
Shepherd’s Contemporary Theatre Studies Program announces auditions for The Thanksgiving Play on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25 at 7pm in the Marinoff Theatre. Director kb saine will cast two Caucasian-looking men, one Caucasian-looking woman, and one ethnically/racially ambigous woman of all ages, abilities, and experience levels (understudy opportunities may arise.) Education majors interested in small roles as teachers are also encouraged to audition. Rehearsals will begin the beginning of September, with live performances in front of live audiences Fridays-Sundays from October 7 – 15.
In Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, good intentions collide with absurd assumptions as a group of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month while staying absolutely inoffensive to everyone.
The Production team will be following industry COVID protocols, and all applicable University masking guidelines and safety procedures will be enforced during the rehearsal process.
Those who wish to audition should prepare 30-90 seconds of a memorized monologue (or poem or short literary work, for those who are not theatre students), and to provide a headshot and resume, if possible. Audition forms will be provided for everyone. Selections from the play will also be provided as needed. No appointments are necessary; actors will be seen as they arrive.